General Information


SICB 2021 will be a Virtual Annual Meeting for all attendees as it will be fully inclusive of all conference activities. SICB 2021 will take place from January 3 to February 28, 2021.

As we move forward in this new format, our guiding principles are (1) to capture the spirit, scientific value, and networking value of our in-person meetings, (2) to embrace this opportunity to broaden the reach of SICB and make our community more accessible and inclusive for all scientists and students, and (3) to offer many ways to participate in the meeting at your own pace and schedule over an extended period during January and February. Different from many other virtual conferences, our aim for extending the conference period over two months is to reduce the stress and fatigue brought on by too much screen time, which many of us are experiencing. This format allows attendees to view scientific content at their leisure, and provides a schedule with less overlap of multiple events of interest.


We invite researchers and scientists from around the world to participate in our international conference, a premiere venue for integrative and comparative biology. Register now to experience all scientific content, networking events, socials, and vendors throughout the full conference period of January and February.


  • Live-streamed symposia, plenary lectures, special sessions, and other opportunities for virtual participation on the originally planned dates of January 3-7. This content will be also available on demand for the rest of the meeting, until February 28th.
  • Pre-recorded contributed papers and posters available online throughout the full period of January 3-February 28, with live text-based discussion boards moderated by session chairs. and Live video-based discussion events for each contributed paper and poster session will take place during our extended meeting timeframe of January 8-February 28.
  • Best student prize competitions will be livestreamed on January 3rd.
  • A diverse array of workshops spread across the extended timeframe

For more information, please visit the SICB 2021 FAQ.